Museo de los Niños & Galería Nacional
Swiss Travel Service
This long-standing agency offers a four-hour afternoon city tour of San José that hits all the key sites.
Iglesia Barrio Mexico
A cathedral in Barrio México.
The Mercado Borbón focuses on produce, though it sells a bit of everything. (Be aware: the streets get sketchy around the Borbón.)
A grand stage for concerts, dance, theater and plays, affiliated with the Centro Costarricense de Ciencia y Cultura.
This vibrant, quirky cultural space in a renovated mansion runs the gamut from cafe to art gallery. Sporting local artwork inside and...
Calle 4, north of Av 9 · interesting places nearby
Museo de los Niños & Galería Nacional information
If you were wondering how to get your young kids interested in art and science, this unusual museum – actually two museums in one – is an excellent place to start. Housed in an old penitentiary built in 1909, it is part children’s museum and part art gallery. Small children will love the hands-on exhibits related to science, geography and natural history, while grown-ups will enjoy the unusual juxtaposition of contemporary art in abandoned prison cells.